After spending Christmas at Children's Memorial Hospital, he took it upon himself every Christmas to collect and deliver presents to young patients. Mark lost his battle with cancer in 2006, but his family and friends are fulfilling a promise they made to him to raise money to find a cure for neuroblastoma.
The 8th annual Shorewood Scoot 5K Run and Walk got under way Saturday morning.
Race directors Matt Klebenow and Rich Matula joined us live from Shorewood with more.
Saturday, September 7
8:30 to noon
852 Sharp Drive, Shorewood, IL 60404
Admission: Open to the public, $25 to register
To get involved after the event go to www.provena.org/stjoes/scoot and click on the link for The Mark Staehely Pediatric Cancer Foundation, www.makeyourmark7.org.
Do the Scoot - Be Someone's Hero
The 8th Annual Shorewood Scoot 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and D'Arcy Motors will take place on Saturday, September 7th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Proceeds of the race will benefit the "Make Your Mark" Fund for Neuroblastoma Research in honor of Mark Staehely. In the past seven years the race has raised more than $100,000 for this great cause.
Mark Staehely was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (a rare form of children's cancer) when he was 12 years old. After spending Christmas in the hospital and facing the sadness of those also hospitalized, he took it upon himself every Christmas thereafter to collect toys, movies, and video games to bring to young patients.
After Mark lost the battle to the disease, his family and friends created a fund in his honor called "Make Your Mark". This fund allows his family to continue his annual Christmas Toy Drive at Children's Hospital as well as at Saint Joes. This fund will also be used to fulfill a promise made to Mark to raise money to find a cure for Neuroblastoma.